You’re Going to Love Bario Neal’s New Collection of Alternative Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands
What’s extra cool about a few of the standout pieces in this collection is that they feature responsibly sourced white sapphires, which make for a gorgeous (and more affordable) alternative to diamonds. “White sapphires make a pretty stellar diamond alternative,” says Page Neal, “because they are naturally formed, unlike moissonite, and are much higher on the Moh’s scale for hardness and durability (diamonds are a 10, sapphires are a 9) in comparison to other colorless gemstones like moonstone. Plus, these non-traditional, original cuts are very cutting-edge.”
The stones themselves come from a small, family-run mine in Sri Lanka that can pretty much source sapphires of any color, which then get cut on-site. The ladies are planning to release even more pieces later this year featuring shades of apricot and yellow, as well.
You can get most of the rings in either rose, yellow or white gold and some, in platinum. Take a look below for a few of our favorites; you can view the new fall lookbooks here, shop engagement rings here, wedding bands here, and all jewelry here.
The Half Moon ring in rose gold with white sappires.
The Trillion ring in yellow gold with white sapphires.
The Linear diamond ring in rose gold.
The Moonstone Dais ring in rose gold.
The Pear Trillion ring in yellow gold.
Which one’s going to haunt your wish list?